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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Song of the Week! 14 February 2015

This week's Song of the Week is... quite literally, the Song of the Week!

More specifically, we're taking a look at the new J-Pop tune that can be downloaded for the second Taiko 3DS game since last Thursday.

 Chocolate Disco (チョコレイト・ディスコ) Perfume
Allx3 (119)x2 (157)x5 (283)x5 (370)
 Taiko 0 M to 0 Y, Taiko 3DS 2, Taiko Wii U 2, Taiko +

Today's tune is about chocolate, the sweet and tasty treat that is being gifted during Valentine's Day to girls from boys (in many Western countries) and the other way around in Japan. Now that we hit the obligatory 'Today's Celebration' reference, here are some facts about this song.

Chocolate Disco is the second J-Pop track on Taiko games made by the pop girl group Perfume, resulting in one of the rare situations for the J-Pop genre where the most recently-available song from a group actually predates the previous one(s)'s release! Indeed, this song's debut lies in a single which was released before the one that included Polyrhythm, another popular Perfume song which is on Taiko games since ages. Said debut single for Chocolate Disco (the 9th overall) is called Fan Service[sweet](ファン・サーヴィス[sweet]), released on February 14th, 2007 in form of both a commercial release and 100 limited vinyls which included the elusive Chocolate Disco -extra mix-, becoming the rarest album for Perfume fans.

Much like Polyrhythm, the song itself was composed and lyricised by Yasutaka Nakata (中田ヤスタカ), the man that brought the Perfume girls together for the act, as well as Perfume's producer. For more informations about the band, you can hear more fact on our previous SotW feature of Polyrhythm.

Despite the mild rhythms, Chocolate Disco's 5-star Oni mode fares well to beginners to 2-note clusters and stamina-based notecharts, with the low BPM value making this challenge manageable for everyone.


As today's feature comes to an end, it's time for a quick update.

Due to the increasing number of Game Music medleys being released on Taiko games, we are noticing that the Medley song series is becoming bloated and quite a hassle to go through. As such, we're splitting this giant series in different pages, in order to give a proper space to the most recurrent external franchises.

With that said, we are making separated pages for the Monster Hunter and Pokémon videogame medleys and leave the original series for the Namco-born videogames and other external franchises who got 1 or 2 tracks overall (i.e. Sonic and Yokai Watch). If three or more medleys will be made for a videogame franchise on Taiko in the future, we'll move them into a separated series page.

After the transition is done, we're also adding KAGEKIYO and KAGYUKIYO to the main Medley series, as medleys with the 'medley' part being mentioned in the song's subtitle are becoming more frequent with the Pokémon and Yokai Watch medleys.

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